Lullaby – My Adaptation

During the first tiresome weeks of our 5-months old, I adapted this lullaby for her. (Yep, I think “night” rhymes better with “child”.) As we are in habit of speaking English every other week, I keep singing this to her those weeks:

As I lay you down to sleep,
Angels watching over you, my child,
I pray the Lord your soul you’d keep,
And angels watching over you.

All day, all night
Angels watching over you, my child,
All day, all night,
Angels watching over you.

Should you die before you wake,
Angels watching over you, my child,
I pray the Lord your soul He’d take,
And angels watching over you.

All day, all night…

Should you live another day,
Angels watching over you, my child,
I pray the Lord your to guard your way,
And angels watching over you.

All day, all night…

Should you live another day,
Angels watching over you, my child,
I pray the Lord your to guide your way,
And angels watching over you.

All day, all night…

Yes, it is a prayer, a blessing. Feel free to add new stanzas and repeat ad infinitum 🙂

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